Promoting Equality and Cohesion Fund (PECF) 2017 - 2020
Impact Funding Partners manage this fund on behalf of the Scottish Government. All funds have been allocated.
This fund, worth approximately £2.2 million per annum, supports 65 funded projects. It aims to make a real difference to people’s lives with the protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010 of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.
Funded organisation are working towards one or more of the following fund outcomes:
1. Discrimination against people who share protected characteristics is reduced, and multiple discrimination is addressed so that barriers to participation are reduced.
2. People covered by hate crime legislation experience lower levels of hate crime.
3. People and communities are supported to participate in and engage with services and civic society; their contribution is recognised and community cohesion is increased.
4. Current imbalances in representation in all aspects and levels of public life, including education and employment, are addressed to better reflect our communities
Impact Funding Partners provides fund management including providing development support and creating opportunities for organisations to come together to share, learn, collaborate and network through participation at themed cluster groups. The cluster groups provide a platform for expertise to be shared based on the lived experiences of people with protected characteristics. The groups also seek opportunities to inform and influence equalities policy.
Download the 'Representation In Public Life' Toolkit , an example of how our cluster network works.